Brown CS News

Artworks on Our Walls

    Visitors to the CS Department over the summer will have noticed the gradual flowering on our walls of a very impressive group of art works. It’s the brainchild of Franco Preparata, whose connections with Brown’s art world enabled us to receive on loan a collection of the graphic works of Walter Feldman, long-time Brown Professor of Visual Arts, and his students. Franco and Eli Upfal selected these prints from a huge collection in Prof. Feldman’s office; as Eli remarked in a chivalrous email, “The pictures you like are Franco’s taste, I’m responsible for the rest…”. Franco not only arranged this loan but also shepherded all the artworks through the framing process (with help from his assistant Fran Palazzo), by no means a trivial task. This handsome collection has made our institutional greige walls much more interesting and aesthetically pleasing – thank you very much, Franco!